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Pub’s seminarian slip-up

A group of seven seminarians were recently asked to leave a popular Welsh pub - after pub bosses mistook them for a stag group in fancy dress.

The seminarians, wearing their clerical shirts, had headed to The City Arms pub in Cardiff to celebrate the ordination of Fr Peter McClaren, before at first being asked to leave.

The trainee priests saw the funny side however, and after explaining the situation were offered a round of drinks on the house

“They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” said assistant manager Matt Morgan. “The staff thought they were a stag.

“We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”

Mr Morgan said that the men were ‘great sports’ and ‘saw the funny side of the situation’.

“Our Rev James ale is one of our most popular beers so it was great to have a real-life Reverend James and his fellow priests enjoying a pint or two,” added Mr Morgan.

“We’d like to thank The City Arms for being good sports through all of this and their kind gesture to our seminarians,” said a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

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